Female rapper Missy Elliott is planning to speak out about the abuse she endured as a child in a new film.

The GET UR FREAK ON hitmaker reveals she was abused by her father when she was growing up, and claims one of her cousins raped her when she was only eight.

She says, "I've been kinda like a character in the TV world as far as videos and stuff, so they really don't know my life story about my father being abusive and the rape by my cousin when I was eight."